New Job Opportunities at VSO International Tanzania


Job Title: Project Officer
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
Salary: Competitive 
Contract type: Permanent
Contract length: 7 Months
Full Time: 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date: 25 Feb 2020
Interview date: to be confirmed
Start date: March 2020

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VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Role overview
As a project officer, you will be working directly with young and highly motivated volunteers and you can make a difference in helping communities lift themselves out of poverty. In this role, you will be responsible for the effective delivery of the ICS project by supporting several team leaders, working with partners and donors, proactively building and maintaining relationships with host homes and support volunteers by guiding them in project implementation and upholding safety, security and welfare processes in the target community. The ICS project is implemented by young people in the age of 18 to about 25, so when you are passionate about making a difference with young people and for young people to fight poverty, this is your job!
Skills, qualifications and experience
Qualifications (essential):

Bachelor degree or equivalent, preferably Sociology, Social Science, Community Development, business studies or related areas.

• Proven experience in working with and providing support to 18-25 year olds from a wide range of backgrounds with ability to facilitate learning in a non-formal environment;
• Direct experience of working cross-culturally.
• Significant experience in a supervisory role, with a proven ability to promote self-awareness, learning and development among individuals and teams;
• Knowledge of issues common to communities in developing countries, possibly through working or living in a developing country
Communication – ability to communicate, both oral and written, with a range of audiences in fluent English and confident in public speaking.
Analysis, planning and problem-solving – able to develop clear and realistic plans to deliver agreed objectives within deadlines, involving key stakeholders in the process.


• Experience in managing budgets and undertaking accounting procedures;
• Preferably been Team Leader, Completed 2 cycle or People Management experience
• Experience of working as a volunteer or working with volunteers to understand key factors that make volunteer placements viable, effective and rewarding;
• Experience of designing, monitoring and evaluating youth programmes in an international context with the help of M&E tools and processes.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications, and If you wont hear from us in 2 weeks after advert Closed consider that your application is unsuccessfully. only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.
To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form. 
VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).